Fraud, the NeverEnding Story… (info flash)
(Very) recent cases remind us that it is important to be vigilant in commercial contacts to avoid falling victim to well-organized fraud practices.
This message has already been sent on September 2014.
Today we are going to add some new elements.
The modus operandi is as follows:
You are being approached from abroad* by:
- a prospect
- a new client
- a new contact with an existing client
- NEW a middle-man who says he’s working for several potential clients
*: Western Europa
NEW The middleman is using a traditional commercial approach
The way of working closely matches common practice:
- exchange of information
- sending out samples
- planning visits to production sites
- repeated telephone contact
This is intended to earn your trust!
NEW The expected quantities of product are considerable
And so is the potential turnover.
NEW There is a commission for this middleman
He claims to pay back part of his commission if the client suddenly backs out.